Holly Flack is a coloratura soprano with a unique range that extends beyond an octave above high C. Praised as an “explosive talent” with her warm, flowing middle voice, rippling coloratura and effortless trills, she “wields an impressive range, effortlessly reaching higher than high notes” with her stratospheric vocal extension.
Ms. Flack’s operatic roles include Gilda in Rigoletto, Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Ophélie in Hamlet, Morgana in Alcina, Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri, and Dinorah in Dinorah (Le Pardon de Ploërmel) for which she received a “Star-Making Performance” award from Mr. Fred Plotkin in his Seventh Annual “Freddie” Awards for Excellence in Opera, stating she, “sang the title role with astonishing fluidity and confidence... as if it was her birthright.”
Internationally, Ms. Flack made her debut at the Trentino Music Festival in Mezzano, Italy singing the role of the Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen. She has traveled many times to China with the iSing! International Young Artists Festival for concerts in different cities around the country, and was specifically chosen to perform on the national television networks Dragon TV and Jiangsu Weishi TV, in celebration of China’s National Day Celebration and the Chinese New Year.
In oratorio performance, Ms. Flack has sung soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, and Orff's Carmina Burana, where reviews noted she, "delighted, flawlessly climbed to the extremes of her register, and continued with effortless coloratura." In 2019, she was a featured soloist in a Golden Night Concert at David Geffen Hall in New York City, singing a B-flat above high C, the highest note ever sung at Lincoln Center.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, and a Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky, where she studied with renowned soprano Cynthia Lawrence.